Scholarships, Prizes & Bursaries
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For information regarding University scholarships, please visit the University Calendar, which gives details of all the prizes, bursaries and scholarships for the whole University. Use 'ctrl+f' and search for 'law'.
A limited number of Ustinov Scholarships are awarded each year. No separate application is required. For further information visit the International Office website.
Law School Awards and Prizes
Each year the Law School awards a number of prizes for continuing and graduating students. Recipients are determined by the Board of Examiners; no separate application is required. See a link on menu to the left for list of these awards and prizes.
There are also several bursaries and scholarships-prizes which have a discretionary component. To ensure fairness and transparency, the Prizes and Scholarships Committee has developed an application procedure for these bursaries and scholarships. Further information and to access the application forms and guidance notes.
Eimear O'Boyle (Winner of the Vice-Chancelor's Scholarship 2011)
I felt honoured to have received the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Academic Excellence earlier this year. I enjoyed attending the small ceremony where I was given my award as it provided an excellent opportunity to meet and thank the Vice-Chancellor personally and also to meet other Durham Scholars. In my opinion, the Scholarship is an incredibly important initiative as it fully recognises and rewards students' achievements. The Scholarship has brought several benefits to me; it provides extra funds to finance much needed academic material, the achievement truly stands out on application forms to law firms which I am currently completing, and it renders me entitled to wear the special purple-striped Scholars Gown at formal dinners. I am truly thankful to have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship as it has enstilled a sense of pride in my achievements and in being a Durham student.